Capsaicin

Elevated Interictal Oxytocin Associated With Affective Pain in Chronic Migraine

Elevated Interictal Oxytocin Associated With Affective Pain in Chronic Migraine

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The higher interictal levels of oxytocin observed in patients with chronic migraine compared with unaffected individuals may contribute to the affective component of experimental pain.

Capsaicin 8% Patch Safe for Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Capsaicin 8% Patch Safe for Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

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The use of capsaicin 8% patch repeat treatment is well tolerated and may provide effective long-term benefit in patients with peripheral neuropathic pain.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Mechanisms Underlying Capsaicin Efficacy

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Mechanisms Underlying Capsaicin Efficacy

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The stimulation of the transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 receptor may explain the benefits of capsaicin and hot water hydrotherapy in patients experiencing cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Capsaicin 8% Patch Effective on Nondiabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Capsaicin 8% Patch Effective on Nondiabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

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Results from the ASCEND study recently published in BioMed Central Neurology indicate that an 8% capsaicin patch is effective in relieving peripheral neuropathic pain resulting from a wide range of etiologies.

Optimal Management of Post-mastectomy Pain Syndrome

Optimal Management of Post-mastectomy Pain Syndrome

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Limited data suggest antidepressants, topical capsaicin, and fat grafting may reduce pain associated with post-mastectomy pain syndrome, but more and better studies are needed to determine optimal management for this debilitating condition.

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